Choose the appropriate dumbbell weight matching your fitness level. Take a stance with feet shoulder-width apart, grab the dumbbell with one hand and place the other hand at your waist. The hand holding the dumbbell is suspended alongside the body without wrist rotation.
From the starting position,slowly slide the dumbbell down the side of your legto knee level and inhale. Then return to the starting position while exhaling and contracting the oblique abdominal muscles. Do the required number of repetitions.
Avoid lordotic swayback at the waist and keep your body core firm throughout the movement. Do not involve your upper trapezius muscles.
Exercise in front of a mirror to watch for use of the correct technique.
This exercise works the most underestimated and neglected muscles: the abdominal obliques.
Abdominal oblique muscles are vital for properly developed body core and add to stability and safety in many important exercises.
The exercise can be performed in standing position (with feet placed at shoulder width) or sitting on a bench.